I’ve got two great events in the next two months:
Meet the Author on the Park
April 19, 2014 (Saturday)
Downtown Central Park, Winter Haven, Florida
10 am to 4 pm
Click HERE for more info.
Realm Makers 2014
There will be an open-to-the-public signing on Saturday night, but otherwise, this is a writers conference.
May 30-31, 2014 (Friday-Saturday)
The campus of Villanova University, in the beautiful Philadelphia suburbs.
Keynote speaker: Tosca Lee!
I’ll be teaching a class on Writing in YA Mode, co-teaching a class on Science in Fantasy writing, and participating in writing panels on various topics.
Click HERE for more info and to register.
One of my favorite quotes ever is that of Madeline L’Engle:
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
That is the beginning of my guest post on “Teens of Today and Tomorrow.” Click HERE if you’d like to read the rest, and enter to win a copy of Finding Angel! (Contest runs through March 24, 2014.)
I’ve said this before–I rarely link to reviews on here, but this one had me smiling so big last night when I found it!
Here’s a short excerpt:
“Join Angel and all her friends in this second installment of a very magical world where the meaning of life is a reflection of our real world and beyond. Readers will certainly be entertained. Kat Heckenbach spins a tale that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien would certainly endorse. The Toch Island Chronicles is a must read for anyone who loves fantasy. — Stefanie Longwood”
For the entire review click HERE.
I’ll be the guest speaker at a local writers group, in Brandon, FL. The date is Feb 27th, and the meeting starts at 7 pm. My topic is the pros and cons of being published through a small press.
Click HERE for info on the group and directions to the meeting.
And HERE for the article in my local paper that details the event.
I told myself before the Necronomicon that I’d run a giveaway when I got back. It took me a few days to get in gear, but here it is. Two copies up for grabs.
Note that there is less than two weeks to enter! And PLEASE share the link!
It’s less than a month away. The 2013 Necronomicon, that is. If you don’t already know, this is a sci-fi/fantasy/horror/anime/gaming convention that takes place every year in the Tampa Bay area.
In past years, it was in St Pete, but this year it will be at the Embassy Suites USF in Tampa, from October 18th to 20th.
(Click here for full info. Registration is only $35, btw.)
I will be participating as an author for the second year. Which means I get to be on cool panels!
This year, the panels I’m on are:
||Writing Basics–Creating Anti-Heroes, Rogues, and Villains
||Social Media and the Author
||How to Keep Writing in the Face of Adversity
||Religion in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Hope to see you there!
Running another promo on Amazon. Protection’s Prison, which I basically think of as Toch Island 1 1/2, is free on Kindle now through September 19th. CLICK HERE to get yours.
If you don’t have a Kindle, the Kindle apps for your computer, tablet or phone are free. And this is a short read (about 20 pages) so no excuses ;).
And please remember that honest reviews are much appreciated, as is spreading the word.